The Hudson County area is prepared for the winter and holiday season, even if it’s a little different this year. Some traditions, like driving by homes decked out in twinkling lights and holiday decor, continue. New favorites, like cozying up at home to a virtual concert, may become a December mainstay for years to come.

What is not different this year is the deep connections our communities share. This month we’re seeing new ways to come together safely in person and virtually. We’ve collected a few events below that are worth checking out this December.

In Person

The Hoboken Flea – Hoboken


Credit: The Hoboken Flea

Now more than ever, it is important to shop local. In that spirit, the Hoboken Flea has extended its run through December 27th! This pop-up collective flea market is offering vintage clothing, art, records, and other finds.

Previous featured vendors have included Vintage on First, Grino Vintage, Glim & Glow, and Vreeland Vines.

 

Event dates: 12/15–12/27
564 First Street, Hoboken

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Walk-Bye Outdoor Art Exhibit – Jersey City

Walk-Bye is a collective outdoor art exhibition, bringing together the community safely outdoors. This month, the collective has partnered with the Jersey City Free Public Library to feature original photography. This month’s display is inspired by Human Rights Day and International Human Solidarity Day, which both take place in December.

In partnership with Walk-Bye is Welcome Home, a local non-profit organization providing education and employment support for refugees and asylees in Jersey City.

Event dates: All month long
678 Newark Ave, Jersey City
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Virtual

Hudson Theater Works Virtual Festival

Hudson Theater Works is bringing the stage into your home with this virtual theater festival. Focused on featuring new and upcoming voices, the festival is a celebration of the resilience of theater even in challenging times. Performances are uploaded each week to the theater’s YouTube page for you to enjoy. Donations to the theater and their affiliate organizations are encouraged.

 

Event dates: All winter

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Cooking Classes with the Hoboken Public Library

The Hoboken Public Library continues its virtual cooking class series this month. Each Wednesday evening, the library goes live on its Facebook page with a cook-along class.

December features holiday inspired recipes including scrumptious sides and tasty desserts. Ingredients are posted ahead of time on the library’s events calendar.

 

Event dates: Wednesdays at 5 PM

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globalFEST 2021


Credit: globalFEST

With concerts canceled for most of 2020, many of us have been craving live music and discovering new artists at music festivals. For the first time ever, globalFEST is going virtual to introduce you to top talent from around the world. Tune in and you’re guaranteed to find a new favorite.

This year the festival is teaming up with NPR Music’s Tiny Desk concert team to present the performances. You can watch the premiere on NPR Music’s social media pages.

 

Event dates: 1/11/21–1/14/21

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Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each year, the Brooklyn Academy of Music honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an event of activists, artists, and public figures. This year the program will be held virtually for free as a moment to reflect on the past year, and to find inspiration from Dr. King on how to move forward. Artists performing include PJ Morton, and poets Timothy DuWhite and Ashley August.

 

Event date: 1/18/21

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Women on Wheels Virtual Lecture


Credit: Art House Productions

Grove Street Bicycles and Art House Productions are teaming up to present a fascinating lecture on an unexpected agent of social change: the bicycle. Hosted by New Jersey City University cultural historian Ellen Gruber Garvey, Women on Wheels explores how late 19th century Americans viewed bicycles as a threat to the gender roles of the times.

Presented virtually through Zoom, the event is free with registration, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Event date: 1/28/21

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New Jersey Film Festival

The New Jersey Film Festival returns for its 39th anniversary online in January. This film festival has been a staple of the New Jersey film community for many years, and is excited to bring the experience into your home.

An impressive lineup of over 40 films are slated to screen over the course of the festival. Selections include feature-length documentaries with local focus, international short films, animated features, and more.

 

Event dates: 1/30/21–2/21/21

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Holiday

Camp Yampire

Camp Yampire is a free virtual “summer camp” experience for adults. What started as a video chat with friends and family has grown into an event series for people to connect while staying safe indoors.

This December, campers are excited for 12 Days of Holiday Joy. Activities include games, karaoke, movie screenings, holiday decoration show-offs, ugly sweater contests, and more! Stay safe and connected with others this winter in a supportive, creative environment.

 

Event dates: 12/13–12/24
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It’s a Wonderful Life with the Miles Square Theatre


Credit: Miles Square Theatre

The Miles Square Theatre is bringing this classic story to life in vintage live radio fashion. Enjoy a live reading of the timeless screenplay, including a live foley artist to bring the magic of 1940s radio to your home.

Tickets are available for on-demand viewing of the performance all month long. Audio descriptions and closed captions for the performance are available.

 

Event dates: All month long
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Kwanzaa Celebration with The Apollo

The Apollo Theater continues its celebration of Kwanzaa for the 14th year running virtually this year. Featuring Abdel R. Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, this virtual performance is a celebration of shared culture, tradition, and community.

This year, the Apollo is honoring essential workers and their families who have taken on great responsibility this year. The event is available through Facebook, YouTube, and the Apollo’s website.


Event date: 12/27 at 7PM
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Lunar New Year with the NJ Symphony Orchestra


Credit: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will begin February with a weeklong celebration of the Lunar New Year, held virtually. The Peking University Alumni Chorus and Starry Art Group Children’s Chorus will perform along with other traditional performances and craft and cooking demonstrations.

The music will be directed by Xian Zhang. Watch along on the orchestra’s website or YouTube page with live text commentary on the performances.

 

Event dates: 2/1/21–2/6/21

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This winter, no matter if you’re staying inside or enjoying time outside in the snow, there is something new to do. If you’re still looking for local happenings, contact one of Triplemint’s Hudson County real estate agents. They are area experts who are always on top of local events. Tag @TriplemintRealEstate to share your adventures with us!